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How to disable WGA notifications

Microsoft has been distributing a small notification program via Automatic Updates that issues constant nagging reminders if WGA (Windows Genuine Advantage) suspects you of running an unlicensed version of Windows.

This article appears in the November 06 issue of PC Advisor, onsale now in all good newsagents.

Since it was revealed that the application ‘phones home’ to Microsoft there has been significant public outcry. In response, Microsoft has posted some helpful instructions here for manually disabling and removing the program.

For our own concise, step-by-step instructions, see How to: Security on page 136 of the November 06 issue of PC Advisor.

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